What’s Included in Your Home Inspection Report?
- Section 1: Foundation, Basement, and Under-Floor Area
- Section 2: Exteriors
- Section 3: Attic Area and Roof Framing
- Section 4: Plumbing
- Section 5: Electrical System
- Section 6: Building Interior
- Section 7: Fireplaces and Chimneys
- What’s Included in Our Home Inspection?
- Are You Looking to Hire a Home Inspector?
A home inspection is a necessary part of the buying and renting process. It’s the homeowner/landlord’s last opportunity to identify any significant problems with the property before purchase. It’s also a chance for the landlord or prospective buyer to have any identified deficiencies or defects corrected before closing.
During an inspection, a certified professional will review the property’s condition, inside and out, looking for issues that need to be addressed. This process takes an average of 3 hours to complete. They will then generate a detailed report outlining their findings and recommendations. However, not every single component of the home is required to be inspected and tested during a property inspection.
So, what is included in a home inspection report? Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.
Section 1: Foundation, Basement, and Under-Floor Area
In this section, the inspector will look at the condition of the property’s foundation. They will check for cracks, water damage, and any other signs of instability.
In most cases, the inspector is not required to do a complete assessment of the property’s foundation. For instance, the inspector is not required to determine the size, spacing, location, or adequacy of foundation bolting/bracing components or reinforcing system, determine the composition or energy rating of insulation materials, energy rating, or inspect for termites. These evaluations require specialized equipment and competent certified/licensed professionals in this specific field of work to assess.
Section 2: Exteriors
The inspector will look at the exterior walls, doors, windows, and roof for any signs of water damage, cladding deterioration, or cracks. They will also inspect Surface grade, decks, porches, patios, balconies, and stairways. Determining if ASTM standards are met or drowning preventive features are installed, decorative features or other exterior features are not typically inspected during a standard home inspection.
Section 3: Attic Area and Roof Framing
The inspector will check for proper attic insulation, ventilation, and roof framing in this section. The inspector is not required to check mechanical attic ventilation systems or components – as these require special training and equipment.
Section 4: Plumbing
The inspector will check all visible plumbing signs of leaks, corrosion, or other damage. Yet, they are not required to test the underground piping leading to the house or examine any hidden pipes or drains.
Section 5: Electrical System
The inspector will check all visible wiring and electrical components for signs of damage, corrosion, or other defects. However, they are not required to test the underground wiring leading to the house or examine any hidden wires or electrical components.
Section 6: Building Interior
In this section, the inspector will look at the interior walls, ceilings, and floors for signs of water damage, mold, damage/deterioration, or other visible deficiencies. They will also check for the Absence of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. They are not required to inspect the security system or any other add-on features inside the home.
Section 7: Fireplaces and Chimneys
Finally, the inspector will check the condition of the fireplaces and chimneys for any visible signs of damage, blockages, or other defects. Yet, they are not required to test these features for safety or operability.
What’s Included in Our Home Inspection?
- Thermal Imaging
- Moisture Meter Testing
- 90 Day Home Warranty
- Repair Request List Feature
- Energy Conservation Audit
- Reports With Photos or Videos
- Electronic Reports
- Single Family Home Inspections
- Commercial Building Inspections
- Mobile/ Manufactured Homes
- Multi-Unit Property
We’re not just an ordinary home inspection company in Orange, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. We have nationally certified experts on staff who can help you deal with any environmental or mold problems that arise from your property! We can handle the job without making you jump through hoops for most additional costly evaluations or testing, including the areas of mold, indoor air quality, allergens, child safety, radon, formaldehyde, energy conservation, EMF, water quality, and VOCs.
Beware of companies that both inspect and offer to do repairs, this is a violation of the industry code of ethics.
Note: *Mold inspections as part of home inspection do not include the collection of samples without your approval, which is subject to additional laboratory fees.
Are You Looking to Hire a Home Inspector?
If you’re looking to have a home inspection done, GP Inspect can help. Our team of licensed professionals has the expertise and experience to help you make an informed decision about your property.